Events

All Community Events

Below is a list of upcoming community events.

  • 15 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

    Schools across Australia are being called to get involved and take action on the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) on Friday 15 March 2019.

  • 20 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    International day of Happiness

    Take part in the International Day of Happiness 2019. This year's theme is Share Happiness - focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.

  • 21 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    National Close the Gap Day

    Close the Gap is Australia's largest-ever public campaign to end Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality by 2030. Whether big or small, you can register your Close the Gap Day activity with Oxfam Australia.

  • 21 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    Harmony Day

    Celebrating cultural diversity in Australia.

  • 30 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    World Bipolar Day

    The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to educate the world population about bipolar disorders that will educate and help improve sensitivity toward the illness.

  • 31 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    Neighour Day

    Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day.

    The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2019 is Loneliness: What neighbours can do to create connections.  

  • 22 Apr 2019

    Community Event

    Patient Expereince Week WA

    Patient Experience Week is an annual event to celebrate healthcare staff impacting patient experience everyday. Inspired by members of the Institute community, PX Week provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, reenergize efforts and honor the people who impact patient experience everyday. From nurses and physicians, to support staff and executive professionals, to patients, families and communities served, the Institute hopes to bring together healthcare organizations across the globe to observe PX Week.

  • 26 May 2019

    Community Event

    Sorry Day

    On our pathway towards reconciliation, Sorry Day on 26 May is an important moment to
    remember the past policies of forced child removal. Here, we reflect on the sad and painful history of the Stolen Generations and recognise moments of resilience, healing and the power of saying Sorry.
  • 27 May 2019

    Community Event

    National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) (or "conciliation" as our Elders in Residence refer to it) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

    Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • 10 Jun 2019

    Community Event

    Mens Health Week

    In Australia, Men's Health Week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men's health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June.

    Our approach celebrates the strengths of men, the contributions they make and the important role they play in society. It is as much as week of celebration and engagement of men with a serving of health on the side!

  • 7 Jul 2019

    Community Event

    NAIDOC Week

    Voice. Treaty. Truth.

    Let's work together for a shared future.

    This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.

  • 5 Aug 2019

    Community Event

    Sleep Awareness Week

    Theme: 'Sleep on it - memory and problem solving'. #SAW2019 #SleepAwarenessWeek

  • 10 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    World Suicide Prevention Day

    The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In Australia more than 2800 people die each year with latest figures (2016) telling us that 2,866 Australians took their own life. Recent research tells us that hundreds of Australians are impacted by each suicide death. Research also tells us that some 65,000 people attempt suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people think of suicide. Take a minute to think about the pain and suffering suicide being felt by every single person impacted by suicide.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    R U OK? Day

    R U OK?Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life . Taking part can be as simple as learning R U OK?’s four steps so you can have a conversation that could change a life.
    The day is about inspiring people to start these conversations every day of the year.  Help get your school, workplace and community asking, "Are you ok?" with the resources below and our Every Day Resources.

  • 30 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterised by a persistent pattern of varying moods, low self-image, and challenging behaviours. These symptoms often result in impulsive actions and problems in relationships. People with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days.

  • 6 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Mental Health Week 2019

    Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October around World Mental Health Day on October 10. Each state adopts its own theme and activities. Theme for 2019 to be announced soon!

  • 10 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    World Mental Health Day

    1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.

    We can all do something to help shed a more positive light on mental health.

  • 13 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Carers Week

    Carers Australia and Carers Associations invite all Australians to be part of Carers Week. Carers Week is Australia’s annual celebration of carers and is held annually in the third week of October. Carers Week aims to raise awareness of carers, the caring role and relationships, and carer supports and services.

  • 10 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

    Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week was established by PANDA in 2005 to increase awareness and reduce stigma. Since then PANDA has been using the Week to speak out about supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of expecting and new parents, including the signs to look for and where to go to seek support.

  • 22 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    White Ribbon Day

    Show the world where you stand on violence against women.